My approach to the practice of psychotherapy integrates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and narrative-based approaches in the service of healing change. I have helped many clients work through difficult life transitions, relationship conflicts, and grief caused by various losses. In all my work, I bring a deep life experience infused with compassion, acceptance, intelligence, and gentle humor. The work I do with my clients is sometimes difficult and painful, but time and again I have seen how the benefits of the work outweigh the risks. I am always ready to encourage and join my clients in making a leap of faith from sickness into health.
My Professional Background
I have worked with various individuals, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, addiction, substance abuse, and communication challenges. All these individuals have one thing in common: they want to be heard and have a safe place to speak their truth. I find that it is an honor to be able to listen to and collaborate with clients on their sensitive issues. I want to be a positive influence and empower the client so that the issues faced does not determine their present or future. Working on your concerns in therapy is proactive and shows that the individual wants to change but needs some help in determining what is needed to overcome the issue. Meeting with clients and talking about their issues can be very challenging for the individual. Sometimes, individuals need time to process what is needed to make their best decisions. This is where I will be a supportive ear and provide a safe environment with no judgment.
Education, Training, and Certifications
- Stony Brook University (BA)
- Capella University (MA)
- Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
I like to spend time with my family, and friends and read books. You can say I am kind of a nerd because of my curiosity. What I love most is my private time to pray. I love the work that I do, and I find it an honor and privilege to help people with their concerns.